Saturday, March 12, 2016

Friday Finish :: Spring emerges

Whew, this week has been fairly long due to a week of overcast skies and rain rain rain. In the midst of all the rain, Spring is popping up more and more and it feels like greeting an old friend when you notice trees starting to bud, or more sunny daffodils on the road home. Yesterday I walked out of my house to see the pear trees on the street have a lot of green to them; even a couple tiny white flowers defying the rain on some of them.

Consequently, all the rain motivates me to stay inside and quilt and who am I to argue with that?! I've been working on my Science Fair quilt and put the last stitches into the binding last night. I love how it turned out and snapped some pictures this morning (inside due to the rain & muck outside). I went back to see which year of Retreat I made the quilt top and it's been patiently chilling since 2013!

I had fun with the quilting, using both 40 & 50wt. Aurifil threads to put wiggle stitches in the grey background and then FMQ fun designs in coordinating colors for the hexies. Binding fabric is the Newsprint print from the Collage line and adds just enough pop to the edges.  Backing fabric, I don't recall the line, but it was found (on sale!) at Hancock's of Paducah. I'm still working on a name for this one - so far I've thought of Effervescent - so once I decide for sure I'll write that on my label. 

Linking up:
Crazymomquilts for Finish It Up Friday
Red Letter Quilts for my March OMG goal finish - goal setting post
2016 Finish Along, Quarter 1 finishes linked up at Slo Studio - Q1 original list

2016 FAL


  1. Congratulations! A lovely bright spring quilt. The binding is perfect, stripes and orange!

  2. Effervescent is a fun name:)
    What a great finish, love all the quilting, and you did a great job on that binding!

  3. I have always loved this pattern, so I had to come check yours out. Nice work! Congrats on the finish. I just finished up a 3 yr old project and I am celebrating!

  4. This is a lovely version of the quilt. Very colourful.

  5. This is a beautiful finish! Well done - the quilting is particularly gorgeous. Thank you for participating in the 2016 FAL, on behalf of the global 2016 FAL leaders :o)